ADS vs. ADMS for Allergen and Pet Dander Removal
Avoiding exposure to allergens and to dander while a pet is or has been in your living area is difficult. Treatment with our products can help. Dander accumulates on floors and walls where the pet is present. Allergens and Dander are very light and often travel on the clothes and belongings of pet owners to deposit itself elsewhere. Dander has been proven to migrate to homes of workers that do not own pets, from being carried on their coats being placed near to co-workers coats that own pets. Washing the exposed clothing and bedding with Allersearch AllergenWash will help remove these allergens and dander.
For room treatment for allergens or dander, either Allersearch ADS or ADMS will neutralize the indoor allergens. The choice is made based on the color of the surfaces you are going to treat.
ADS contains tannic acid which is a very potent allergen neutralizer and has a long lasting effect on most treated areas, often for more than 90 days, ADS requires to be applied less often than ADMS but ADS may create a yellowing hue on brighter colors or colors lighter than off-white. The yellowing should not be visible on darker color surfaces of rugs or upholstery. ADS is the choice product when the surface to be treated is a darker color. ADS has a longer lasting effect and requires application less often. ADS is applied about every 90 days. ADS is best for carpets and fibrous surfaces such as upholstered furnishings.
ADMS uses different chemistry for the same purpose. ADMS can be applied to any water fast surface, including carpets, hard floors, walls and counters. Both products are applied the same way, fine misting on external fibers for carpets and upholstery (allergens are microscopic in size and migrate to surfaces), no need to soak the treated surfaces, allow treated surface to dry and with vacuum the treated area when surface is dry, or by wiping with a product soaked rag on hard surfaces. Both products work the same way. In situations where yellowing or staining could be a problem – such as a light color fabric, hard surface and or carpets, ADMS is the choice product, even though it requires to be applied more often. ADMS costs less than ADS, but ADMS requires application every 30 days to maintain effectiveness. For treatment of painted walls we recommend ADMS.
We recommend testing for colorfastness by applying either product on a small inconspicuous area 24 hrs before treatment is done. Make sure test area is dry and there is no color fading or markings before proceeding to treat.
1- Check each surface to be treated for color fastness by direct application of the product to an inconspicuous small part of the surface to be treated. Wait a few hours and check results. If no discoloration is noticed then proceed. Do not treat surfaces that are not water safe.
2- Wipe down walls and other hard surfaces starting at the top, with a towel or rag well dampened with product. (if sensitive wear latex or cleaning gloves and avoid breathing any vapors). Perform the wiping completing one room at a time. Allergens are light and migrate easily, floating back to already treated areas if such are left open.
3- Allow surface to dry and wipe down any post treatment streaking with a water dampened rag.
4- Wipe down all other hard surfaces the same way, specifically concentrating in the bedroom.
5- Apply the product to hard floors with a product dampened mop, allow floor to dry well, before using room.
6- For carpets apply a fine mist of the product to the external fibers of carpets in an even manner, avoid soaking carpet, allow the carpet to dry for 3 to 4 hours and then vacuum the carpet.
7- Don’t forget to treat those spots where a pet may have soiled the surface. Pre clean those areas well before any product is applied.
8- If the application creates odors (odor is light at worst - sometimes the cause of the odor is a reaction with pet residues or other substances already on the surface), in that case, air out the room by opening windows for a while, do not run a fan in a room while treating it. If reacting, stop treating and get someone else to complete treatment.
9- Treat one room at a time and be thorough and precise, dander collects in the areas that have lightest foot traffic such along the edges of the wall on carpeted floors.
10- Allergens and Dander are very light and float in the air easily, and could be disturbed during treatment and float away to redeposit elsewhere, avoid stirring up the air while treating.
11- Do not over-apply product, the substance you are neutralizing is microscopic, a little bit well applied goes a long way. All spraying should be at a fine mist setting, avoiding soaking the treated surface.
12- A well done first application may be sufficient for a start, if not a second application in about 7-15 days should take care of the allergenic dander. Maintenance applications are recommended for ADS every 60-90 days for ADMS every 30 days.
Allersearch Customer Service Dept.